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Monday, October 9, 2017

ICP with ocular sonography

EMCrit
PulmCrit - October 9, 2017 - By Josh Farkas
"Summary: The Bullet
  • Although papilledema is traditionally considered a finding on opthalmoscopy, it can also be easily observed with point-of-care ultrasonography.
  • Sonographic papilledema appears to have good performance for detection of ICP elevation.
  • Papilledema can be observed with the same ultrasound views that are used to measure optic nerve sheath diameter, so looking for papilledema requires no additional work.
  • Ultrasonographic papilledema may be combined with measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter to evaluate for elevated intracranial pressure."